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  • The Irrationals
    The Irrationals (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Discusses the history of irrational numbers, surveys the work of mathematicians who have worked with them, and explores the questions and difficulties that still exist about them.

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  • Gamma
    Gamma (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Among the many constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is y, or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery....

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  • John Napier
    John Napier (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    John Napier (1550?1617) is celebrated today as the man who invented logarithms?an enormous intellectual achievement that would soon lead to the development of their mechanical equivalent in the slide rule: the two would serve humanity as the principal means of calculation until the mid-1970s. Yet, despite Napier's pioneering efforts, his life and work have not attracted detailed modern scrutiny....

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  • The Irrationals
    The Irrationals (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn't until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood and rigorously defined, and even today not all their mysteries have been revealed. This book tells the story of irrational numbers and the mathematicians who have tackled their challenges, from antiquity onwards.

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  • Gamma
    Gamma (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is g, or gamma, a constant that maintains a sense of mystery. This book takes on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two defining elements of gamma, toward the first account of gamma's place in mathematics.

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  • Nonplussed!
    Nonplussed! (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Math - the application of reasonable logic to reasonable assumptions - usually produces reasonable results. But sometimes math generates astonishing paradoxes - conclusions that seem completely unreasonable or just plain impossible but that are nevertheless demonstrably true. This book is a collection of paradoxes from different areas of math.

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  • Gamma
    Gamma (German, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Jeder kennt p = 3,14159..., viele kennen e = 2,71828..., einige i. Aber was ist mit g = 0,5772156...? Fettfinger in Worterbuchern, elende mathematische Wurmer, Jeeps in der Wuste. Besser kann man nicht uber Mathematik schreiben. Der "Havil" ist spektakular...

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  • Verblufft?!
    Verblufft?! (German, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Der Autor stellt in dem Buch mathematische Aussagen vor, die paradox erscheinen und dennoch beweisbar sind. Er analysiert die Aussagen eingehend und wendet elementare Methoden der Kombinatorik, Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Statistik, Geometrie und Analysis an.

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  • Impossible?
    Impossible? (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Whenever Forty-second Street in New York is temporarily closed, traffic doesn't gridlock but flows more smoothly - why is that? Or consider that cities that build new roads can experience dramatic increases in traffic congestion - how is this possible? This title includes some of these counterintuitive mathematical occurrences.

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  • Impossible?
    Impossible? (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    Whenever Forty-second Street in New York is temporarily closed, traffic doesn't gridlock but flows more smoothly - why is that? What can the game of cricket teach us about the surprising behavior of the law of averages? These are some of the counterintuitive mathematical occurrences that readers encounter in this book.

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  • Nonplussed!
    Nonplussed! (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    Presents a collection of paradoxes from many different areas of math which reveals the math that shows the truth of these and many other unbelievable ideas. This book gives attention to problems from probability and statistics, areas where intuition can easily be wrong. It talks about the history and people associated with many of these problems.

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  • Gamma
    Gamma (English, Hardback) Julian Havil

    Takes the reader on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two defining elements of gamma, toward the first account of gamma's place in mathematics. This book shows us through countries, centuries, lives, and works, unfolding along the way the stories of some remarkable mathematics from some mathematicians.

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